Booting an LDAP server

To begin, launch the OpenDS QuickSetup JNLP (Java Web Start) installer, then follow the installation steps to set up your directory server.

You can obtain the installer from by clicking the "Install with QuickSetup" link.

As part of this installation, you will specify a password, which we will call YOUR_SELECTED_PASSWORD.

Next, load some credentials into the directory server. Download this sample file of credentials: Now load it into your directory server using the import-ldif tool in the bin directory of your OpenDS installation. (Make sure that OpenDS is not running when you import credentials; otherwise you will receive an error message indicating that the import utility cannot acquire a lock over storage.)

import-ldif --backendID userRoot --ldifFile secArticle.LDIF

Now bring up the OpenDS server by running the start-ds script in the bin directory of your OpenDS installation.

Related concepts
Setting up Derby to use your LDAP directory service
Guest access to search for DNs
LDAP performance issues
LDAP restrictions
JNDI-specific properties for external directory services